This year JBMS are offering two separate walks:
The ascent of Cross Fell or a low level walk from Skirwith via Kirkland to Blencarn and back to Skirwith.
Cross Fell: This is the highest mountain in England outside the Lake District. John
Bradburne climbed and wrote about it many times in his poetry. The summit is just 5 miles
from Skirwith where John was born and spent his early years.
We start at Kirkland church GR 645326, walk to Wythwaite then up Grumply Hill to Wildboar Scar and on to the summit where we stop for lunch and prayers. 11 miles and 2400 feet of ascent which will take approximately 6 hours. You will need to be fairly fit and dressed for a boggy walk with possibly a cold wind, even in June.
Low Level Walk: We start from Skirwith church where John Bradburne’s father Rev Thomas Bradburne was vicar and where John was baptised. Then we walk along a quiet country road and track to Burrel Hill and over fields to Kirkland where we will stop for lunch
by the church. We return along another quiet road to Blencarn then over fields (and several stiles) back to Skirwith. Just over 5 miles and 450 feet of ascent, lasting 2 hours. The route can be muddy.
Before the walks, there will be a Mass held at St John the Evangelist Church, Skirwith, CA10 1RQ at 10am. All welcome to join the Mass. There will be refreshments, talks and an exhibition on John Bradburne and the Mutemwa Leprosy Care Centre in the Skirwith Village Hall after the walks.
To book your place and make your donation please visit:
www.johnbradburne.com or call Kate on 07979187498.